The Second Vice President of the Government and Minister of Labor and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz, secretly met with Pere Aragonese this Wednesday in Madrid. Taking advantage of the visit of the Catalan president to the Spanish capital to participate in a conference at the Club Siglo XXl, in which he took the opportunity to attack the State in the face of the impassivity of two ministers, the leader of United We Can and that of Esquerra held a secret meeting at the margin of the official agenda and the knowledge of the president Pedro Sanchez.
The meeting, as OKDIARIO has learned, It was produced after the talk given by Aragonés at the Eurobuilding Hotel and attended by the Minister of Territorial Policy, Isabel Rodríguez, and the Minister of Universities, Joan Subirats. Throughout the day the organization advanced half an hour to the start of the act to be able to put that contact between the president and the second vice president on the agenda, of which they had no knowledge either in the Palacio de La Moncloa or in Ferraz.
Without direct competences in relation to the areas in which the presidency works, since Díaz has the responsibilities of Labor and Social Economy, the appointment with Aragonés is surprising. It should be remembered that the former vice president Carmen Calvo, in full political tension, he had also secretly met the separatist politician when he was vice president of Quim Torra, but because both had a more direct relationship. Now that close contact Pere Aragonés has it with Pedro Sánchez, Felix Bolaños, Isabel Rodríguez and Maria Jesus Montero -for the issue of financing-, all of them from the PSOE, but not with Díaz.
To the leader of United We Can, who still sees one of her main allies in ERC -despite the growing unease in the Republican ranks with Sánchez’s PSOE-, the interest with Aragonés is summarized in that his parliamentary group in Congress approves the labor reform. The independentists have already expressed their differences with the coalition in relation to the new labor framework, considering the text that was approved at the end of December “very light”, and they demand “more ambition” to “leave behind” the rule in force since 2012 and powered by Mariano Rajoy. Although in the PSOE they already make alternative sums, with the PNV and the minority parties, while they analyze in what they can yield to ERC and Bildu, Yolanda Díaz has no intention of leaving her usual partners behind in this vote.
In the meeting that both held yesterday, in addition, and as this newspaper has learned, the Catalan president conveyed his wish that he press Sánchez to “keep moving forward” at the negotiating table of the separatist referendum. After the president parked sine die A new meeting of this forum, as advanced by OKDIARIO, Aragonés demanded that Díaz convince the socialist leader to bring the two administrations together “as soon as possible.” The regional chief executive also He asked for the parliamentary support of United We Can to investigate the possible relationship of the CNI with the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in 2017, following the statements of the former commissioner Jose Manuel Villarejo.